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MPs asked to recognise World Veterinary Year

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AN Early Day Motion has been tabled in Parliament calling on the House of Commons to officially recognise 2011 as World Veterinary Year.

Sponsored by Neil Parish, chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, the motion reads: ‘That this House notes that 2011 is World Veterinary Year, marking the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the world's first veterinary school; recognises the key role of veterinarians in a changing world where issues of public health, animal health and welfare and global food security are …

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